When you’re aiming to showcase a significant amount of accessories, a coffee table with a glass top can provide balance. It doesn’t take up as much visual space as an all-wood design, for instance, and it keeps the focus on your display
If the idea of mixing objects, flowers, and books really isn’t your style, opt for one statement piece that reflects your personality. An eye-catching sculptural item or vase with your favorite blooms is sometimes all that’s needed to complete a living room design.
Whether it’s a family heirloom or a ceramic that you’ve treasured for years, incorporating a sentimental element into your coffee table decor adds a special touch. Plus, it’s the perfect conversation starter, which is necessary for every interior.
A brass cloche is the singular (and somewhat mysterious) piece of coffee table decor in the living room of designer Shawn Anderson’s country-meets-gothic farmhouse in Memphis.
The circa-1950 Sphere cocktail table and lamp in this Buenos Aires living room are by Jean Royère. A simple white bowl and blooms add to the room’s monochromatic palette.
A duo of candelabras tie this living room’s gold elements together in glamorous harmony. The sofa from designer Jean-Louis Deniot’s collection for Baker is in a Martyn Thompson Studio fabric, the 1930s Jindrich Halabala chairs are in a JAB Anstoetz fabric, the vintage cocktail table is by Paul Frankl, and the gold side table is by Hervé Van der Straeten; the 1920s bronze-and-alabaster chandelier once hung in the Villa Kerylos in France, the indoor-outdoor rug is by Galerie Diurne, the artwork is by Franz Kline, and the shelf holds a Roger Desserprit sculpture (center) and a French 1940s lamp.
A bust sits on the coffee table from India in the living room of designer John Robshaw’s Connecticut home. The living room sofa and its fabric are by John Robshaw for Duralee; the armchair, custom banquettes, and bone-inlay side table are all Robshaw designs.